There it was, up close, not moving, with the remains of a recent meal nearby, and with scarcely a thought of springing suddenly onto my face and biting my nose. This doesn't happen very often.
On Monday, I got out the Nikon, grabbed the small Tripod and waited for the sun to come out.
On Wednesday, the sun came out for a few moments. And here are the results:
|Latrodectus Hasselti, Australian Redback Spider|
My reaction then was to immediately and decisively drop the soap and say, "WTF? Are you KIDDING me?"
See, that's what the experts say you're supposed to do.
As a reward for posing so obligingly for these photos, I generously provided this creature with a lifetime supply of imiprothrin (0.7 g/kg) and cypermethrin (2.0 g/kg) in aerosol form. That's only about one half-second squirt, seeing as how its lifetime was to be just 45 more seconds.